I have used this study guide in my eighth and ninth grade classes for several years now. I find it incredibly useful, because it allows me to have the students read most of the books on their own and then come together in groups to discuss the questions in the guide. At the end of the period, we come together to discuss their findings. The guide includes over 50 discussion questions, over 100 terms and vocabulary words, and a descriptive character list. Once students have worked together to complete this guide, and we have used the guide to fuel our classroom discussions, they are ready for the test!